Meet the Mets
The Mets had the pleasure of eliminating the Braves from playoff contention yesterday, defeating their rivals 10-2 to complete a three-game sweep. Jacob deGrom was his usual awesome self and appears to be the favorite to win National League Rookie of the Year. Also, New York is now just one game behind Atlanta in the loss column for second place in the division.
deGrom was fast out of the gate again, striking out the first four batters he faced and refusing to allow a Brave to reach base until the fifth.
Terry Collins isn't sure if deGrom will get another chance to pitch this season.
With Dilson Herrera on the shelf for the last week of the season, infielder Wilfredo Tovar will be making a big league cameo for the second year in a row.
Around the NL East
Talking Chop polled their readers and a majority want both manager Fredi Gonzalez and general manager Frank Wren gone before 2015.
Around the Majors
Tampa Bay's Joe Maddon, considered one of the smartest managers in baseball, says it's going to take "a lot of creative thinking" to turn around the lack of offense that the majors have seen lately.
Yesterday at AA
On this date in 1962, the legendary Ed Kranepool recorded his first hit as a Met. Also, today is Wally Backman's birthday!